UN Applauds China Efforts to Combat Illegal Ivory Trade

Six Tonnes of Ivory Destroyed at Landmark Event in China

United Nations Environment Programme
January 6, 2014

Nairobi Six tonnes of confiscated ivory were destroyed by the authorities in China, Monday, in an effort to combat the illegal trade in elephant tusks.

The seized ivory was fed into crushing machines in the southern city of Dongguan, in what was described as the first public destruction of ivory in China.